Some foods can increase your risk for additional oral disorders. The substances you consume play a large role in your overall oral health care. Be mindful of foods and drinks that seek to shatter your tooth enamel and ruin your oral health. Listed below are common foods and drinks you should avoid to ensure your smile will remain fantastic:
– If at all possible, avoid all sugar sweets to keep your smile safe. Sugars can turn into harmful acids which are notorious for causing tooth enamel erosion.
– Extremely acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruits are capable of weakening your tooth enamel and causing dental erosion.
Sticky or Chewy Foods:
– One of the most dangerous substances to your oral health is sticky and chewy sweets and snacks that linger in your mouth long after consumption. The longer harmful ingredients are in contact with your teeth, the more damage they can do. They can also be difficult to wash or brush away.
– Exercise extreme caution with all foods that can easily chip or crack your teeth. Some foods, such as candy apples and corn on the cob, can pose the risk of an oral accident or injury, so be cautious when biting into them.
Don’t delay in visiting our team at London Bridge Smiles for an oral exam or professional cleaning. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Alan Kessler and Tiffany Foster-Kessler at our dentist office in Virginia Beach, Virginia, please call us at 757-644-5421. The smile of your dreams is only a visit away!